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Is it possible to get herpes on your leg? I have a red bump on the back of my leg and curious if it could be. I don't have herpes since last tested.

Is it possible to get herpes on your leg? I have a red bump on the back of my leg and curious if it could be. I don't have herpes since last tested.

Possible & unlikely: Herpes seldom recurs outside the area in which you had the initial outbreak. It is extremely painful and tender and presents initially as a blister-like lesion. This sounds like it is something else. Show it to a doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

Herpes (Definition)

There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more


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If you have herpes can you get the bumps on your legs?

If you have herpes can you get the bumps on your legs?

Herpes simplex: The outbreaks most commonly occur in the site of initial inoculation of the virus, but other areas can be involved. Lesions on the legs would be quite unusual but anything is possible, even when dramatically unlikely. ...Read more

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What will a Dr prescribe for herpes on the face legs and butt cheeks to heal faster or get rid of?

What will a Dr prescribe for herpes on the face legs and butt cheeks to heal faster or get rid of?

Doubt it's herpes: Your description of such a WIDESPREAD infection which seems to cover BOTH SIDES of the body at the same time is not the usual way that HERPES infections appear. Usually people will have an infection over ONE SIDE of the body only and it is unusual to be on the face AND on a leg at the same time. Do you have pictures you wish to upload for review? Send to: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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Son may have cold sore, touching it and then grabbed my leg/underwear up my skirt. I'm 36 wks prego. Worried about herpes and baby. Can I get it?

Son may have cold sore, touching it and then grabbed my leg/underwear up my skirt. I'm 36 wks prego. Worried about herpes and baby. Can I get it?

No cause for worry: Herpes is not by such contact. To be ultra safe, mention this to your obstetrician. If she feels it necessary, you can have a blood test to see if you might already have HSV1; if so, you can't get it again. Until your baby is a month old, it will be important to prevent intimate contact of your baby with your son (e.g. no kissing). Otherwise no worries!. Best wishes for you and your growing family ...Read more

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On the lower leg i get this almost cut looking rash, doc said maybe herpes. 1. Does that man I have genital herpes too? 2. If it is herpes can I transfer it to my genitals by touch? 3. How i get it?

Herpes: I know another physician answered this, but I have a different response. Before any other action, you must get the herpes blood tests. All adults should know their herpes status. 90% of people with herpes do not have outbreaks. To culture your rash this late in the game would be unwise. A viral culture would be meaningless if done more than a day or two after the blisters show up. ...Read more

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I have 2 tiny red bumps on each thigh. They have a white head. Is this herpes? I also get a slight burning feeling in my groin, hips, low back and legs constantly.

I have 2 tiny red bumps on each thigh. They have a white head. Is this herpes? I also get a slight burning feeling in my groin, hips, low back and legs constantly.

See Your Doctor: The description and symptoms given do not sound typical for Herpes however more info is needed such as duration, your medical history (recent/past) and more. Additionally, diagnosis of skin lesions is challenging without visual inspection. The causes for "bumps" are quite numerous: infection, allergy, disease-related, and more. Suggest you see your doctor now for proper diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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How can I know if I have herpes in my leg?

How can I know if I have herpes in my leg?

Testing: A herpes viral culture can determine if a rash is due to the herpes virus. A doctor can perform this if there is an active lesion. ...Read more

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Ok I have this break out on my right lower outter part of my leg looks like some type of herpes its the only place it has occured 1 time 5yrs ago 2nd 6mos ago 3rd time now started 4 days ago what canb?

Ok I have this break out on my right lower outter part of my leg looks like some type of herpes its the only place it has occured 1 time 5yrs ago 2nd 6mos ago 3rd time now started 4 days ago what canb?

Herpes?: Herpes can show up anywhere. There are several strains, and you can't determine which type it is without a swab. Herpes would come and go in the same place. I suppose it could be a form of pustular eczema. A dermatologist would be able to tell the difference. ...Read more

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